Best Activities In Santa Fe
If you’re seeking an exciting and adventurous destination, Santa Fe is the perfect place for you. With its abundant sunshine, rich historical heritage, and vibrant Native American culture, this enchanting town offers a wide range of activities to suit every taste. From exploring the oldest government seat, church, and house in the United States to immersing yourself in the traditions of the 23 Native American Tribes, Nations, and Pueblos, Santa Fe has it all. And if you’re craving an adrenaline rush, don’t miss out on the exhilarating experience of Santa Fe rafting. Get ready to dive into the breathtaking beauty and thrilling adventures that await you in Santa Fe!
1. Jemez Hot Springs
Between 10,000 waves and Ojo Caliente, the developed hot springs scene around Santa Fe is great. But if you are looking for something more off the beaten path, then you should head up the mountain to Jemez Hot Springs. There are a number of different pools to enjoy in the Jemez area, with the most popular being the San Antonio pools.
2. See A Show At Meow Wolf
At this point, a visit to Meow Wolf is one of the most popular activities in Santa Fe for locals and visitors alike. And for good reason! But what most visitors don’t know is that it is a music venue as well. You can enter one hour before the show to wander the psychedelic halls and try to work out what happened in the House of Eternal Return all before dancing the night away to your favorite band.
3. Inflatable Kayaking The Rio Chama
The landscape of the Rio Chama is one of the most beautiful areas in all of New Mexico! The banded sandstone cliffs will take your breath away as you navigate your kayak down the river beloved and depicted by the incomparable Georgia O’Keefe. With the meeting location only one hour from downtown Santa Fe, this is a perfect day trip.
4. Take A Wine Tour
I know what you’re thinking, ‘A wine tour in New Mexico?!?’ Yes, you heard me right! New Mexico is actually one of the oldest regions of winemaking in the country. Spanish grapes smuggled into the state in the 1600s and planted in the southern region began what has become of rich culture of wine in New Mexico. If you are looking to add adventure, NM Wine tours and New Mexico River Adventures has teamed up to pick you up at any hotel for a morning of rafting and an afternoon of wine tasting at La Chiripada, Vivac and Black Mesa wineries.
If you like food, Santa Fe will feel like heaven. With so many dining options, you will be sure to find something that will excite your taste buds. Some of my recommendations are Clafoutis for morning coffee and perfect pastries, La Choza for the local fare for lunch and dinner at Paloma for delicious cocktails and inventive twists on old favorites!!
Activities in Santa Fe are diverse and plentiful. From enjoying New Mexico’s outdoor recreation and rich cultural history to tasting fine cuisine after a day of adventure, you won’t be disappointed. Don’t forget to add one of New Mexico River Adventures‘ many offerings to your Santa Fe activities list during your visit. We can’t wait to see you on the river!